Alan Eldridge is the Sales Consulting Manager for Australia/New Zealand at Tableau Software. He manages a team of technical sales consultants across the region who help customers see and understand their data in remarkable new ways. Alan has been with Tableau for four years and was the first employee in APAC. He's seen many changes over that time with the company now having hundreds of employees across multiple countries. Previously, he's worked for a variety of technology companies including Microsoft, Business Objects, and Sun Microsystems and, almost a lifetime ago, was an officer in the Australian Army. Originally from sunny North Queensland, Alan now lives in Melbourne with his wife and two sons. Every winter, he wonders why.